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Gotta love that lift kit looks awsome alot more agressive then droping it


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looks awesome!!! rough and tough!

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That is so sweet.
 

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Aight.. lift fanatics..

As I understand it there are some 2.5" spacer lifts and a couple 6" lifts available. I am not sure about simply doing 2.5" and I prefer a 4" with 33's. But the 6" pro comp lift someone posted a few weeks back is looking more tempting everyday. So.. who here is going to be play the guinea pig and go first?

My F150 rode so much smoother with 4 inches added and 33's on it. It was rock steady.. I would guess the Armada would be too if the kit was spec'd with care.

Again.. who's first? These things are always easier to rationalize with a partner in crime!

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ockevin said:
You can fit 33" BFG's in your stock ride. A 2.5 lift will give you the tire clearance needed to go four wheelin'
Thanks Kevin.. the lift really would only be to satisfy my vanity. I have broken my fair of 4x4s on out in the hills and have no desire to do the same to the Armada so I bought the 4x2.

I still enjoy a lifted truck on the road though. And I was looking at the PRG spacers and running say the BFG TA KO 285/65/18 on the stock wheels. But the stock wheels might let the tires defelct all little too much since that tire size almost requires a 8.5 in rim. Probably do-able.. but I need to tow and would prefer not to deviate from manf recommended sizes.

Plus.. if I did the PRG kit.. I would kick myself if I didn't upgrade the shocks. The stock dampers already allow the truck to undulate a bit under heavy load. And I have read the posts.. I know from experience that shocks have a sweet spot and running them at the limit of their travel is not the best thing to do. They just do not work the way they were intended when over extended. This may or may not be the case with the Armada, but I learned that lesson once and don't feel like experimenting again.

So that leaves me with changing wheels, tires, shocks, and installing the spacers. The look would be mellow which is almost welcome.. but for all that work and $$$ I'm thinking it might make more sense to bolt on a properly thought (tow worthy) system if it actually exists yet. I just wish there was something shorter than a 6" kit because once you go that high it is going to be hit and miss pulling into some parking garages... literally.
 

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Uh, guys, aren't we running 33's NOW?

http://www.onlineconversion.com/tire_size_conversion.htm

My 285/70/17's come out to 32.7 inches.

Unless you are trying to go wider and need more offset, no need to lift for 33's.
Yep I had noticed the stock sizes are alomst at 33.. I always have preferred a 33 because in most instances with full sized trucks you have to install a monster lift (8-10") to achieve true offroad clearance with a 35" installed.

Plus looking at the weights of a 35" it is a beast compared to a 32 or 33. 35's are going to make a notable difference in mileage, power loss, and braking on the street.

Excuse the earlier posts about the 6" lift.. they were with the beer goggles on. I still have not written it off entirely BUT...

What I am seriously considering is changing the tires to BFG TA KD 285/65/18 and installing the PRG spacers with longer and slightly stiffer shocks. This will hopefully get rid of the station wagon effect that I sometimes see when looking at the Armada. Don't get me wrong.. it is a great truck. But I want it to look more like a truck.

So my goal as I see it.. is to even out the rake and add more aggressive looking and better handling tires without adding additional weight, rolling diameter, or sacrificing towing capacity.. plus make the Armada a touch more stiff for driving under max load. Nothing drastic.. but make the truck more like a truck if this makes sense.

Can anyone tell me how to get a hold of Greg at PRG? I would like to pick his brain regarding replacement shock lengths, damping rates.. and the airbag topic as well. Maybe I can send a little business his way?

[Edit] Well I am more undecisive than a teenage girl. One minute I think stock is fine, next I like the PRG idea, then other times I think I might as well go big or go home.

I've got calls into pro comp and I found Greg's website as well. I'll talk to both and post what I find if it's anything additional. Thanks bearing with me while I think outloud.
 

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Does any one now how tall that lift is? And how low that drop is on the SUV? RIZE industries out of San Diego has some nice lifts I think they do one of stuff, they arent the biggest company yet. When I met them they only had stuff for Fords.

http://www.rizeind.com
 
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